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The noble Portuguese surname Raposo is of nickname origin, as it is derived from a physical or personal characteristic of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname Raposo comes directly from the Portuguese word "Raposo," translated as "male fox" and in turn derived from the Portuguese "raboso" meaning "tail," with reference to the beautiful furry tail of that animal.

Raposo Early Origins



The surname Raposo was first found in the regions of Portugal. The Raposo family were descended from the barons of Meneses and prospered throughout the Middle Ages.

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Raposo Spelling Variations


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Raposo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Raposos, Raposa, Raposas, Rapoza, Rapozo and others.

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Raposo Early History


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Raposo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raposo research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raposo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raposo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raposo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raposo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Raposo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alvaro Raposo, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Manuel Raposo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Gaspar Raposo, who landed in Florida in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raposo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raposo (post 1700)



  • Gregory Frank "Greg" Raposo (b. 1985), American Rock'n'Roll singer and actor
  • Joseph Guilherme Raposo Jr. (1937-1989), Portuguese-American composer, songwriter and pianist
  • Álvaro Raposo (b. 1990), Peru professional tennis player
  • Paulo Raposo (b. 1967), musician, publisher and radio activist based in Lisbon
  • José Hipólito Raposo (1885-1953), Portuguese politician, writer and lawyer
  • André Raposo (b. 1978), water polo player from Brazil
  • Francisco Antonio Raposo, Portuguese inventor
  • Carlos Pereira de Almeida Raposo, Brazilian lawyer
  • José María Raposo, Chilean journalist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    3. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Raposo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raposo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 July 2015 at 14:45.

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